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and it appears law makers are not too quick to offer a safety net. sandra endo is in washington with the latest on the developing story and sandra, it does seem like this is all talk and no action right now doesn't it. >> reporter: that's right. and there's only a few days left in this year to get anything done and that's why president obama has called the top four congressional leaders to the white house this afternoon for a closed-door meeting charley. and he wants to try to figure out a way to end this fiscal cliff stalemate but you hear the rhetoric being talked about on capitol hill, among leaders, republicans and democrats are still pointing the blame at each other for not getting this deal done. and for the lack of progress. so still no movement yet and there's only a few days to go to a get anything done. charley. >> you know let's go to what was said yesterday we talk about harry reid referring to john boehner as dictator. and we got mitch mcconel saying we are not going to write a blank check coming up with solutions. it seals like there's no common -- seems like there's no common gro
of getting these children back to some kind of normalcy and for so many people that means school. sandra endo has been covering that angle. give me a bit of a break down on how the school district got things up to speed so quickly and how they are prepared for getting the children back into school safely, securely and mentally. >> reporter: well, certainly a big day for students, parents, teachers here in newtown. we saw buses rolling all morning long. and by this hour classes have resumed. as you mentioned there was a two-hour delay for all schools. but 5,400 school students in this district have returned back to school today, the first time since friday's tragedy and they really took monday to push the reset button. students needing a break trying to absorb everything that has happened here in this town. for students and teachers and faculty they have also had a chance to talk to grievance counselors and to figure out how best to approach returning back to school. and, of course, experts are saying it is important for students to get back to a routine and get back to a sense of normalcy. th
. here's sandra endo. >> reporter: in the wake of tragedy, a step towards normalcy, for newtown kids, that means going back to school. >> we also are going to be a little bit worried, because we know what we thought was a secure school had this happen to them. >> reporter: but facing fear may be the first step to overcome this tragedy. >> children have to get back to school. if we let this sort of terror in our lives anywhere in this country win, you know, we've lost. we've got to get our kids back to school again. >> reporter: classes are resuming for 5,400 students in the district except for those at sandy hook elementary. monday all schools were closed as teachers and administrators trained with experts on how to handle the aftermath. many parents we spoke with agree, kids belong back in school. >> i think that one of the big things we have to do is have some sort of normalcy. and school is part of that. >> unfortunately, you know, we're living in this world where evil prevails sometimes. but we're just believing that good will overcome this. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary rem
their mother the final moments she was alive. >> lots of tears and lots of pain in newtown today. sandra endo, outside a church in a community that is absolutely grief stricken. today the process of saying good-bye begins. >> today, the first of many funerals to come in the days ahead. last night, president obama came here to speak to residents to offer comfort, but also he vowed to do more. >> in the coming weeks, i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement, to mental health professionals, to parents and educators, in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> the president also met with victims' family members at a vigil last night and spoke about the spirit of this town in the face of such tragedy. >> as a community, have you inspired us, newtown. in the face of indescribable violence. in the face of unconscionable evil, you have looked out for each other. you've cared for one another, and you have loved one another. this is how newtown will be remembered and with time and god's grace, that love will see you through. >> now th
will return after the winter break to school in a neighboring town. sandra endo has that part of the story. >> reporter: the first day back to school in newtown. children returning to classes tuesday and the painful reminder of those who could not. on the bus ride to school, grief was a constant reminder. >> i noticed it was quiet because people were thinking about the tragedy that happened. >> reporter: at schools teachers and students spent time to reflect. >> they just talked about how things will get better than they are now. i felt safe because when your teachers talk to and comfort you about everything that happened. >> reporter: for students at sandy hook elementary, the next time they'll return to will be in the new year. newtown superintendent says teachers and students need more time to deal with the trauma and get used to the new space in a neighboring town. state and local officials had no estimate on attendance for newtown's first day back at school. but returning to a routine was key for everyone. >> you don't want this to affect you forever. you want to be brave and get back
season. and many are ow asking... what do i do with my old one? sandra endo is live in washington his morning... with a few options. good morning, sandra. we sure love getting our hands on the latest pmartphones, tablets and computers. but with nee all the time, hat means you of gadgets taking uu closet e -3 space. here's what you can do with them. ---graphicc-- ssll them for cash. how much will depend n the device itself as &pwell as its condition. you have hoices -- you can sell ttemmdireetly on websites like craigslist or e-bayy or you can ssll them to companies that sell your devicee and nnxt worthhare a couple examples. ---graphic--- ou can trade them foo creedt. a number of retailers allowwyou to turn that old device intooa &pnew one. amazon, for instance will take bacc old kindlls to help you get he newwst one. videe games areealss popular trade-in items. ---grappic--- you can also recycle them. if your device is too old or if &pit's been damaged, you can recycle it rather than simply 3s chemicals from filling up landfillss ---sandra on cam--- finally -- there's always the
hochsprung. sandra endo is in newtown following these developments. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: good morning, john. that's right, six more funerals here in newtown today and 6-year-old allison wyatt, 6-year-old benjamin wheeler, 6-year-old catherine hubbard, teacher lauren rousseau and teacher anne marie murphy as well as beloved principal dawn hochsprung will all be laid to rest. hochsprung will actually be laid to rest in new york. she is being credited for approaching the shooter initially and for implementing tougher security at sandy hook elementary. so devastating day today for this community as they play more of their loved ones to rest. and this has been becoming a daily ritual here in newtown. we see processions of cars and funerals all throughout the day as well as into the night. we've seen people line up around churches, waiting in the freezing bitter cold just for a chance to say goodbye. we also understand that tomorrow at 9:30 in the morning there will be a moment of silence marking one week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary and the governor also calling for c
the fiscal cliff could put a crimp in your air travel plans after the new year. sandra endo joins us from reagan national right outside washington. good morning, sandra. what will happen in january for plane passengers if there is no budget dieal in washington? >> reporter: that's one of the big unknowns at this point right now, don, how these potential cuts could affect air travel and travelers after the new year. the department of transportation could face nearly $2.2 billion in cuts and half of that would come from the faa. the tsa would also suffer $643 million in cuts, a large part of that coming from aviation security. now, we talked to a former faa administrator who says that the agency is not a smart place to cut because it's operational and it's a safety agency. but the current head of the tsa, john pistel, says they are making sure they have a plan in place should these cuts take effect, and they say the front line shall remain operational. don? >> all right. sandra endo, thank you very much. >>> you know the popular reality show storage wars? if some of those seem too good to b
endo has been doing just that. what have you found out, sandra? >> reporter: when a tragedy like this happens, you hear experts talk about how it's so important for students and children to retain a sense of routine and a type of normalcy, and that's what school administrators here in newtown are certainly hoping to achieve for a lot of the students at sandy hook elementary school. it remains a crime scene, so students there cannot return to class. what administrators are trying to do, carol, they're trying to work out a plan with a neighboring town in order to accommodate the students of that elementary school. so sandy hook elementary school students will likely go to chalk hill school, which is in monroe, about seven miles from here as early as this week. today all newtown schools are closed so that staff can talk to experts on how to talk to students and how to deal with this tragedy that hit this town. tomorrow all classes are expected to resume for those schools. carol? >> sandra endo, reporting live for us it this morning. >>> we're also learning more about the man police
bit to $1.4 trillion but still no dice. no deal. cnn's sandra endo is standing by at reagan national airport, across the potomac from washington. so, sandra, if we hit this fiscal cliff, all the spending cuts kick in, what effect will that have on air travel? >> reporter: the big unknown is still how it will affect the everyday traveler. and that is certainly something a lot of people here are wanting to figure out. as for the air traffic controllers union, they released a statement this afternoon saying that it would be a major blow to the airline industry as well as the economy if these cuts are in effect. now, overall, we're talking about a nearly $2.2 billion projected cut to the department of transportation. half of that would come from the faa, and the tsa would suffer a $643 million spending cut. so according to the head of the tsa, they do have a plan b. they have a plan in place ready to go if these cuts are in place. now, he says that the overall front line operations would not be effective, but this would be a major severe budget cut and a lot of travelers here we spoke to
. no more excessively loud commercials allowed. cnn's sandra endo is here in "the situation room," taking a closer look at this new move. so what's going on here? is it working? >> well, that's a good question. and hopefully a lot of viewers at home are hoping that this will work, because it is a new law and it should be much less irritating when you watch tv. now that volume levels of commercials should match the programming. and everyone we spoke with knew exactly the problem we're talking about. watching your favorite tv show and it's bound to happen. >> a low price! >> i know! >> wee! we, wee, weeeee! >> reporter: now there should be no more need to adjust the volume. overly blaring commercials are against the law. >> the whole getting louder thing doesn't fly well with me. >> it's like somebody knocking on your door and just yelling at you, in between the shows, and then leaving. >> reporter: excessively loud tv ads have been one of the top consumer complaints to the fcc for decades. with the switch to digital tvs, the audio problems only became more prominent and more annoying. >> i
manner. soledad? >> sandra endo, thank you. investigators continue to search the home of adam lanza. we'll learn more about how his mother, nancy, might have been storing the weapons he used in the shooting. cnn's deb feyerick is at the house and joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. investigators are trying to unlock the mysteries inside this guy's mind, trying to do it by putting together shards of a broken computer and that is what is going to take a relatively long time yesterday at this home a number of investigators were here for the better part of the afternoon about two and a half hours four investigators in unmarked patrol cars, they came quietly, left quietly. we could not tell whether they were carrying anything. adam lanza appears to have fallen off the grid. three years unaccounted for. last time any record of him was back in 2009 when he was a student at a local student, taking several classes. after 2009 he falls away. nobody nlds what he was doing over the last couple of years. you look at this picture perfect house on the hill you don't k
detour. off the runway and into the mud. sandra endo has the humorous way the pilot broke the news to air traffic controllers. >> reporter: a southwest airlines boeing 737 departing long island, new york this morning veered off course just seconds after pushing away from the gate. listen to what the pilot told the control tower >> we just made your day very exciting. at least ours is off the taxiway into the grass here. police say the >> reporter: flight with 129 passengers and five crew members on board was heading from islip to tampa this morning. the plane ended up stuck in the mud. here's more of the transmission between the pilots and the tower. just after it happened. we are >> going to have to deplane the people and get something in here to tow the aircraft back on the pavement. ok so i'm on the phone right now with fire rescue and they are going to take a ride out there. i'll just close here for now and i'll just take everyone around the long way. it's no big deal. let assistance. ok thank you. >> reporter: the airline says maintenance crews are working to move the aircraft an
in the grieve. sandra endo is in newtown for us. what happened, sandy? >> reporter: wolf, saying good-bye to loved ones is becoming a daily routine here in newtown. today, 27-year-old hero teacher victoria soto, carolyn previdi, cheryl lot bacon, daniel barden all were buried today. 26 angels on the hillside, watching a somber journey to a final resting place. ♪ the private pain of saying good-bye. shared by this small new england town. grief knowing no boundaries. 7-year-old daniel barden dreamed of being a firefighter. in ceremonial dress from new york to massachusetts, hundreds of them gave daniel a hero's sendoff. the slow flashing lights come through town too often, leaving heartbroken residents with questions no one can answer. later tonight, a bigger tribute at a neighboring town where residents there and elected officials are hoping to present to newtown an uplifting memorial to remember the lives lost. wolf? >> sandra endo, thanks very much. >>> with the renewed discussion of gun control in the aftermath of the shootings, there's another push among gun owners. cnn's steven
-appropriate manner. soledad. >> just a brutal day for them today. sandra endo, thank you, sandra. >>> different kind of fallout to tell you about in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. new developments overnight in the gun industry. christine romans has details on that. >> good morning. we're talking about the company that owns bushmaster. bushmaster firearms is the company that made the 223 caliber assault weapon that was used in the shooting. here is how the money goes. cerberus, a big private equity company. big investors. it actually put together a group of these firearms companies into something called freedom group, and one of the investors into this is the california state teachers retirement system. have you technically as indirect investors, california teachers who own about 6% of bushmaster, the company that made that firearm. today, cerberus, the private equity firm, says it's looking to sell freedom group and the maker of bush master and get out of that business. in terms of private equity, that is an unusual turn of events, a company wanting to get out of business. cerberus say
of the 20 children who died in the elementary school shooting on friday. sandra endo joins us from newtown, connecticut. sandra, i can't even imagine what the families and the community are going through at this point. tell us what we are learning about these two little boys. >> reporter: well, little jack pinto, suzanne, was a big sports fan. he loved baseball, basketball and wrestling. he even won his first wrestling match and won a medal. and we're told that some of his teammates came to his funeral wearing medals as well. but his favorite sport was football. and his idol was new york giants' receiver victor cruz. and over the weekend during the game, victor cruz wore a tribute to pinto on his glove saying "today's game is for you, jack." here's also what he had to say. >> it was very emotional. obviously going in when a family is facing that much tragedy, you want to be someone that inspires them, someone that can put a smile on their face in a time when it's tough to do that. it was definitely an emotional one going in, and we wanted this victory. >> reporter: of course, a very, very
you about the first of 20 funerals for children. sandra endo, today will be one of the toughest days, sandra, as they try to put into words, make some kind of sense of these funerals of these little boys. >> absolutely, soledad, the pain of this community being felt across the country. last night, president obama speaking to residents here in newtown, offered words of comfort and support. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief. >> and president obama also met with the victims' family members and last night a tweet from 30-year-old daughter of the slain principal at sandy hook elementary tweeted this. my mom would be so proud to see president obama holding her granddaughter, but not as proud as i am of her. and today marks the first day of funerals for the days to come. this afternoon, 6-year-old noah pozner will be laid to rest. just turned 6 last month, survived by his twin sister.
. sandra endo is following all of the developments for us. good morning to you, sandra. >> reporter: good morning, zoraida. five more funerals here today in newtown. three children and two teachers. 6-year-old allison wyatt, 6-year-old benjamin wheeler, 6-year-old catherine hubbard, lauren rousseau and lauren murphy will all be laid to rest here. last night we saw lines wrapped around churches in the freezing cold. people waiting in line to say their final goodbyes and that, unfortunately, has become the daily ritual here in newtown, zoraida. a lot of people still wondering why, searching for answers. we know from the connecticut state police, they say that the full and complete state police report won't be completed for months because they have to go through the pain staking task of interviewing all the victims. that means the survivors and the children that witnessed the shooting as well. that's certainly going to take some time. it's a very delicate situation, according to law enforcement officials heres are and so they want to make sure they go through the thorough task of interviewin
be able to be completely healed. sandra endo is in newtown. she's joining us with more on this part of the story. such a sad story indeed, sandra. what is going on now? >> reporter: wolf, tomorrow the governor of connecticut has designated a day of mourning and really that is just a format. this has been a long, painful week for newtown. 26 christmas trees. one for each victim of sandy hook elementary, representing the lives lost and church bells will toll on friday. >> how many times? >> we're going to be bringing it 28 times. we recognize that there 28 lives lost. and that in our faith, god mourns for everyone. >> reporter: i know part of the faith is about for givigiving. is it too soon to forgive? >> i think for some people it is too soon and for some people they need to go through that process. first of all, grieving and mourning, before there's even room for forgiveness. >> reporter: in newtown, symbols of the holiday season mixed with signs of unimaginable sadness. young woman collect donations and hand out coffee and donuts. >> the people that come in really need it and it's
are taking a wait and see approach. all eyes are on this lame duck congress. >> that was sandra endo reporting, of course. >>> did you know that you could be sued for writing a nasty review online? it happened to one woman. so far the judge seems to be siding with the handyman, who sued her. that handyman, live in a moment. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ >>> all week long we've been reporting to you about the strange case of john mcafee. his attorneys are looking for ways to keep him there in guatemala. authorities there have rejected his bid for asylum, which may lead to his deportation to belize to face questions about the murder of had his neighbor. >> reporter: this is where john mcafee is saying in guatemala city, th
how the pilot broke the news to air traffic controllers. cnn's sandra endo has the story and the recording. >> reporter: candy, a southwest airline departed long island new york this morning, veered off course just seconds after pushing away from the gate. listen to what the pilot told the control tower. >> we just taxied off the taxi way into the grass here. >> reporter: the flight with 129 passengers and five crew members on board was heading to tampa this morning. the plane ended up stuck in the mud. here's more of the transmission between the pilots and the tower just after it happened. >> we are going to have to deplane the people and get something in here to tow the aircraft back on the pavement. >> i'm on the phone right now with fire rescue and they are going to i'll close here for now and i'll just take everyone around the runway. it's no big deal. let me know if you need any more assistance. >> okay. thank you. >> reporter: they are working to move the aircraft and evaluate it for damage and the faa is looking into what happened. >> we started backing out of the
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